DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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Social Media Manager

Contributors

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GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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NOEL HOLSTON

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2016
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National Geographic’s upcoming series Mars may only show a fake landing on the Red Planet, but make no mistake, say its creators: A real-life landing is coming soon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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Dearest, most ardent, TVWW readers: We see you’ve noticed the program content keeps coming, but the Best Bets column continues to be conspicuously blank...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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Michael Kenneth Williams didn’t have to research Rikers Island before he took the role of Rikers inmate Freddy in HBO’s tense hit drama The Night Of...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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In the first episode of HBO’s new comedy Divorce, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Frances tells her best girlfriend how good the sex has been with her illicit boyfriend...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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HBO has a message for fans of Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Detective and Deadwood. Be patient...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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Key & Peele are just releasing their Complete Series collection this week and their comedy series, while notable for its hairpiece excellence, is perhaps more so as an early adopter of social media...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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HBO shows do not rely disproportionately on graphic sexual violence against women, the channel’s new head of programming told television critics Saturday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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Here are five things to know from the first day of PBS sessions at the Television Critics Association press tour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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Everything you thought about Queen Victoria is probably wrong.  And that’s really good news for television viewers, because the PBS’s upcoming drama Victoria is far more interesting than the humorless caricature her reputation would suggest...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
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Alex Horwitz figured out how to get tickets to Hamilton, the hottest show on Broadway. He wrote a documentary called Hamilton’s America...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now available in paperback for under $15. Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post